Frank “Shepard Fairey” is a graphic artist, muralist, and print maker.
In 1988, the artist graduated from Idyllwild Arts Academy in Palm Springs, California. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island in 1992.
One of the first images he ever used was that of Andre the Giant.Shepard Faireyfound this image in a newspaper ad and he chose to introduce it to the streets.
Shepard Fairey is one of the most influential street artists of our time. His work has been used in screen-prints, stencils, stickers, masking film illustrations,wheat paste, collages, sculptures, posters, paintings, and murals.
His most famous art includes images of Andre the Giant, the Obey trademark, and the propaganda poster of Barack Obama.
Shepard Fairey’s work combines elements of graffiti, pop art, business art, and Marxist theory.
He currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California in the United States. (from Streetartbio.com)